For Immediate Release - April 30, 2012

AG Coakley Hosts National Cyber Crime Conference

Delivers Welcoming Remarks to Over 450 Law Enforcement Officers from Across the Country to Kick Off National Cyber Crime Conference

BOSTON — Today, Attorney General Martha Coakley offered welcoming remarks to commence the 2012 National Cyber Crime Conference, the first multi-day conference of its kind aimed at training law enforcement about the latest tools available to seize digital evidence.

“We are pleased that we have such overwhelming attendance at this national conference dealing with issues essential to all law enforcement and prosecutors,” said AG Coakley.  “Continuous training on the seizure and analysis of digital evidence is vital because virtually every crime now has a cyber component and the technology is always evolving.  This conference will help give law enforcement and prosecutors the tools they need to keep up with the criminals who look for ways to take advantage of that technology.”

The three-day conference consists of multiple breakout sessions, in which attendees will be trained on a wide range of topics pertaining to digital forensic analysis, including mobile device forensics, decryption, and the newest analytic software.  Attendees will be able to learn how to seize and analyze evidence from basic mobile devices, iPhones and iPads, and even gaming consoles. Additional topics, such as cyber bullying, human trafficking, anti-piracy, and data breaches will be covered, as well as training to improve the prosecution of cybercrimes. There are 60 speakers that will be conducting the various sessions. 

More than 450 law enforcement officers and prosecutors from across the nation are attending the conference, with 21 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands being represented by attendees.  Law enforcement and prosecutors are attending from, among many others, the FBI, US Attorney’s Office, Department of Homeland Security – ICE, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police Department, and district attorney’s offices and police departments across the country.

The conference is being hosted by the AG’s Office in partnership with the National District Attorneys Association, Microsoft, the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Computer Advanced Technology Forensic Education program. Eight exhibitors will also participate in the conference: Cellebrite, SANS, Nuix, Absolute Software, Paraben Corporation, Guidance Software, JADSoftware, and SRT Wireless.

Since taking office in January 2007, Attorney General Coakley has made prevention and prosecution of cyber crime a priority.  Shortly after taking office, Attorney General Coakley established a dedicated Cyber Crime Division within the office’s Criminal Bureau to lead the Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Initiative.  In late 2007, Attorney General Coakley unveiled “The Massachusetts Strategic Plan for Cyber Crime,” designed to help the Commonwealth develop a statewide capacity to prevent, investigate, and prosecute crimes with a cyber component.  The plan calls for law enforcement training, enhanced information sharing, the development of common operating procedures and standards, funding for cyber crime programs, and amending current law as it pertains to cyber crime.

On September 15, 2009, Attorney General Coakley announced the opening of the new state-of-the-art Computer Forensics Lab in Boston, which is part of the Cyber Crime Initiative and is designed to develop a statewide capacity to deal with cyber crime and more efficiently process digital evidence that is present in virtually every investigation.  Through the Cyber Crime Initiative, the Attorney General’s Office has provided cyber training for more than 14,000 state and local law enforcement personnel from across the Commonwealth and the nation.  The plan is available on the Attorney General’s website at www.mass.gov/ago.

A list of participating agencies and police departments include:

 

18th Judicial District Attorney

2nd Judicial District Attorney's Office, Organized Crime Division

32nd Judicial District of Texas

Abington Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

AGO Medicaid Fraud

Amherst Police Department

Amherst Police Department (NWDAO)

Andover Police Department

Apache County Attorney's Office

Appeals Bureau, NY County District Attorney

Ashland Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Barnstable Police Department

Barnstable Sheriff's Office

Belmont Police Department/NEMLEC CCU

Bentley University Police

Beverly Police Department/NEMLEC CCU

Boston Police Department

Bourne Police Department

Boxford Police Department

Brewster Police Department

Bridgewater Police Department

Bronx District Attorney's Office

Brookline Police Department

BU School of Medicine

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Burlington Police Department

Butler County Attorney's Office

Cambridge Police Department

Canton Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office

Chelsea Police Department

Chicopee Police Department

City Attorney's Office

City Attorney's Office, Columbus Ohio

City of Concord

Commonwealth's Attorney's Office

Cumberland County, Maine

CWA's Office of Virginia Beach

Dalton Police Department

Dennis Police Department

Department of Youth Services

Derry Police Department

DHS - ICE

DHS-HIS

DOJ - US Attorney’s Office

Dover Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

East Bridgewater Police Department

East Providence Police Department

Easthampton Police Department (NWDAO)

Easton Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Erving Police Department

Essex County Prosecutor's Office

Essex District Attorney's Office

FBI - Boston

Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida

Fitchburg Police Department

Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office (Texas)

Foxboro Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Framingham Police Department

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Greenfield Police Department (NWDAO)

Hamilton Police Department

Hampden County District Attorney's Office

Harvard University Police Department

Harwich Police Department

Holliston Police Department

Hopkinton Police Department

Hudson Police Department

IBM

ICE

Indiana State Police

Information Technology Division

Ipswich Police Department

Jasper County Missouri

Johnson County Prosecutors Office

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

Lexington Police Department

Los Angeles City Attorney

Louisiana Department of Justice

MA Office of the Inspector General

Mansfield Police Department

Maricopa County Attorney's Office - Arizona

Marlborough Police Department

Marshfield Police Department

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

Massachusetts State Police

Massachusetts State Police

Massachusetts State Police - Attorney General's Office

Massachusetts State Police - DEMS

Massachusetts State Police - MASSPORT

Massachusetts State Police - Northwestern District Attorney's Office

Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab

MASSPORT

Medfield Police Department

Medford Police Department/NEMLEC CCU

Medway Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Metropolitan Washington Airports Auth Police Department

Middlesex District Attorney's Office

Middlesex Sheriff's Office/NEMLEC CCU

Montague Police Department (NWDAO)

Nantucket Police Department

Nassau County District Attorney's Office

Natick Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Nebraska Department of Justice

Needham Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

NEMLEC Computer Crime Unit

New Bedford Police Department

New Hampshire Attorney General's Office

New Hampshire State Police Forensics Lab

New York City Police Department

Newton Police Department

Norfolk County District Attorney's Office

Norfolk District Attorney's Office

North Attleboro Police Department

Northampton Police Department (NWDAO)

Northborough Police Department

Northwestern District Attorney's Office

Norwood Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

Office of Grafton County Attorney

Office of the State Attorney 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Orange Police Department (NWDAO)

Palmer Police Department

Peabody Police Department

Peabody Police Department/NEMLEC CCU

Plymouth County District Attorney's Office

Plymouth County Sheriff's Department

Polk County Sheriff's Office

Quincy Police Department

Ramsey County Attorney's Office - Minnesota

Randolph Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Rhode Island Attorney General's Office

Rhode Island State Police

RI State Police - Computer Crimes Unit

Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office - Justice Division

Seekonk Police Department

Shawnee County District Attorney's Office

Sherborn Police Department

Shrewsbury Police Department

Somerville Police Department/NEMLEC CCU

South Hadley Police Department

South Hadley Police Department (NWDAO)

Spokane County Sheriff's Office

Springfield Police Department

State of Alaska Department of Law

State's Attorney for Harford County, Maryland

Stoughton Police Department

Strafford County Attorney's Office

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office - Boston Police Department

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office - Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit

Suffolk County District Attorney's Office (New York)

Suffolk County Police Department, New York

Taunton Police Department

Texas Department of Public Safety

Travis County District Attorney

Truro Police Department

Tufts University - Department of Public Safety

UMass Boston Police Department

UMass Police Department (NWDAO)

UMass Worcester Police Department

United States Air Force

United States Marine Corps

United States Navy

US Department of Commerce / Office of Export Enforcement

US Department of Labor/OLMS

US Secret Service

USAF / MITRE

USVI Police Department

Walpole Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Waltham Police Department

Wellesley Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Wells Police Department

Westfield Police Department

Westfield State College

Westwood Police Department

Weymouth Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

Winchester Police Department/NEMLEC CCU

Woodbridge Twp Police

Worcester County District Attorney's Office

Worcester County District Attorney's Office - State Police Detective Unit

Worcester Police Department

Worcester State University Police Department

Wrentham Police Department / MetroLEC Computer Crime Unit

 

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